Shrimp Cheese Ball

Shrimp Cheese Ball

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3 h servings 358 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese, liquid smoke, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Stir in the shrimp and 1/2 cup of pecans, mixing until evenly distributed. Roll the mixture into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until slightly firm, about 30 minutes. Mix the parsley with the remaining 1/2 cup of pecans in a bowl. Roll the cheese ball in the parsley mixture until the ball is covered. Cover and refrigerate the cheese ball until completely firm, about 2 hours.


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This recipe states that you should fry certain ingredients in 1 cup of butter, which is an extraordinarily excessive amount. One could easily fry those same ingredients in a couple of teaspoons ...

Since they changed it a little, I would like to mention that I chop the shrimp up in small pieces. Leave as much of the spices that are attached to the shrimp as you can, more flavor in the chee...

This is very good but alternate version with Old Bay seasoning, cream cheese, scallions and liquid smoke is less salty and easier to make.

This recipe would be better if it was re-written using less butter, more seasoning. I was also able to cook the shrip and garlic and onions in very little butter, then you have a better likelyh...

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